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Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the developed and developing countries face the urgent challenge of generating sustainable and inclusive economic growth and creating good jobs. ... See More +

Board Report 91392 OCT 11, 2014

Schneider-Ammann, Mr. Johann N.

Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Guy Ryder, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the goals of sustainable development and shared prosperity risk being set back by the slide of the global economy into a low growth trap. ... See More +

Board Report 91397 OCT 11, 2014

Ryder, Guy

CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C.

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)

The objective of this Stepping Up Skills Project is to boost the employability and employment outcomes of Guinean youth in targeted skills programs. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD913 SEP 09, 2014

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed : Experimental Evidence from Turkey, conducted between between 2010 and 2011 in Turkey. ... See More +

Brief 90359 SEP 02, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2013 paper entitled, Testing information
constraints on India's largest antipoverty program, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90356 SEP 02, 2014

ravallion, Martin ; Walle, Dominique van de ; Dutta, Puja ; Margai, Rinku

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 SEP 01, 2014

Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

Female labor participation in the Arab world is low compared with the level of economic development of Arab countries. Beyond anecdotal evidence and cross-country studies, there is little evidence on what could explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7031 SEP 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)

This note tests the extent to which search and matching frictions are the cause of high levels of unemployment for educated youth in Jordan, and whether a job matching service can reduce unemployment. ... See More +

Brief 91227 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Economic growth has been sustained for many years pre-crisis in the region, but this has not resulted in the creation of an adequate number of jobs and has succeeded, at best, in generating low-quality, informal jobs. ... See More +

Publication 90271 AUG 26, 2014

Gatti, Roberta; Angel-Urdinola, Diego F.; Silva, Joana; Bodor, Andras

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-18 (Macedonian)

Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia has come a long way in economic and social development since its independence in 1991, yet challenges remain. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 89556 AUG 25, 2014

English

Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)

The differences in financial development across Indian states, while seeming substantial, have a minor effect on firm lifecycle and growth. These results hold controlling for differences in labor regulations across states, capital intensity, and for firms born before and after the major reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7008 AUG 01, 2014

Ayyagari, Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Maksimovic, Vojislav

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 AUG 01, 2014

Profiling the unemployed : a review of OECD experiences and implications for emerging economics (English)

This paper takes stock of methods to profile the unemployed in public employment services (PESs) in OECD countries, in order to single out suitable approaches for PES in emerging economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 91051 AUG 01, 2014

Loxha, Artan; Morgandi, Matteo

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Country economic report (Swahili)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 AUG 01, 2014

English

Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (English)

The second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (SEDPL) of Morocco development objective and the four pillars of the programmatic DPL series have been slightly revised to better reflect the actual reforms supported by this operation. ... See More +

Program Document 89186 JUL 29, 2014

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Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91392 Board Report
Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91397 Board Report
CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 PAD913 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90359 Brief
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90356 Brief
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7031 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91227 Brief
Striving for better jobs : the challenge of informality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 26, 2014 90271 Publication
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2015-18 (Macedonian)
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AUG 25, 2014 89556 Country Assistance Strategy Document English
Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7008 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Profiling the unemployed : a review of OECD experiences and implications for emerging economics (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91051 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 1 of 2) : Country economic report (Swahili)
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AUG 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum English
Morocco - Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan (English)
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JUL 29, 2014 89186 Program Document